Thursday, October 10, 2013

Give Thanks

Sometime I feel very busy with life...ok, maybe not just sometime.
But I do believe that it is great to stop and think about what truly matters.

Often around Thanksgiving, people become more aware of the "being thankful", but I prefer not to limit it to just a month of the year.
Today I was inspired to make a Thanksgiving
table runner.
With canvas dropcloth and burlap ribbon.

I sew a dropcloth strip of about 15 inches wide and 5 feet long.
I then added a burlap strip with finished edges.

I wrote on it give thanks, 

because I can surely use that reminder from time to time.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela
***and I might have sew an extra one (or two)***

28 comments:

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

That is BEAUTIFUL. So simple yet definitely a statement piece. Did write/paint that by hand without any stencil or anything? I can only assume, knowing you that you did. I am impressed.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I just love burlap. It looks really good with your dropcloth. The runner turned out beautifully, and I like what you wrote.

XOXO,
Meredith

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I just love burlap. It looks really good with your dropcloth. The runner turned out beautifully, and I like what you wrote.

XOXO,
Meredith

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty in its simplicity!

Ricki Treleaven said...

How cute! I agree that thankfulness should be a focus year round and not just at Thanksgiving.

Leah said...

I LOVE that runner!! I have been looking for one everywhere and I don't like anything. And it's not too expensive. Thanks for sharing!

Marissa said...

Que guapa!!
I just love burlap, and we sure need a reminder to give thanks! love it!

Revi said...

Once again, your lettering impresses. Your art school training shines!
-Revi

Cynthia said...

Very pretty and I like the lettering. I am a fairly new follower and I make sure I try and be thankful everyday of my life. Not to sound smug but we have lost loved ones in our lives at very young ages. I tried to be grateful all the time!! I hope you can visit Cloches and Lavender and take a look around and decide to follow me back.

Cynthia

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

I think we can all use that reminder from time to time! Love your table runner...it's simple and beautiful!

Kelly said...

That's a very pretty and unique table runner! You always think of the neatest things to sew. It's a good idea to be thankful year round. It will keep us happier for sure!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Very nice Dani! I just did some table runners too! It is that time of year I guess! Thankful I am getting to meet you tomorrow!See you soon!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Bellissimo questo runner, daniela. Complimenti ! Perfetto per questa stagione...

Cheyenne said...

Friend! I LOVE this. It looks so sharp. It's our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, I wish I had something fancy pants like that. Did you use a marker or what to write on the burlap? Is it tricky to write on?

livingsimplyfree said...

I love your table runner. I was curious if you added anything else to your store and was so surprised to see so many new items just since I was there last. You really are busy I don't know where you find the time for everything you do with a family.

Julia said...

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por tu bloc
Julia
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must love junk said...

Love this! The ribbon is simple but makes a big impact (with a great thought behind it!)
Susan

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I think, you are right, we do need to remember to be thankful all year long.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Daniela!!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

So simple and elegant. Did you free hand the "give thanks" because it looks so pretty! I'm so impressed! I do have a question for you, on my latest post I was asking people who have Etsy shops if they have any advice for new shop owners and I noticed you have a shop. Any wise words to share? I've had my shop open for 2 weeks now. Thanks!

Cristina Garay said...

Love it! It can be used any time!

ANNE said...

That is so pretty! What a great idea.

Have a wonderful day!!

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely table runner. You gave me a great idea for some upholstery webbing I found.

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely table runner. You gave me a great idea for some upholstery webbing I found.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this idea and so pretty too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
What a noble idea!
Yes, we have many reasons to give thanks.
For living in this country, for our access to good (though expensive...) health care. I am grateful I had major surgery here and am healing now. Hugs,
Mariette

KC Coake said...

What a pretty table runner and great reminder for everyone to see.
KC

Deidre Gilchrest said...

WOW! Just adore this in all its festivity and yet so simplistic! Great job ;)